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Massenet: Don Quichotte / Sarambelieva, Anastasov, Anastasov, Rosa, Sofia National Opera

Massenet / Rosa / Kartaloff / Anastasov
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 33733  
Composer:  Jules Massenet
Performer:  Plamen PapazikovVentselav AnastasovSilvia TenevaTsveta Sarambelieva,   ... 
Conductor:  Francesco Rosa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia National Opera ChorusSofia National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Even though it is mainly to Manon and Werther that Massenet owes his renown, he composed operas of different genre and character, which just as effectively reveal his fine lyrical vein and talent in depicting various emotions. Don Quichotte is brilliantly comic. Finished in 1910, after a career studded with successes, the opera was premièred at the Opera Theatre in Monte Carlo. It was a resounding success, fostered by the presence, in the main roles, of famous singers such as the Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin as Don Quichotte and Lucy Arbell as Dulcinée. A few months later, in December of the same year, it would be repeated at Paris's Théâtre Galté-Lyrique, with Lucy Arbell this time partnered by Vanni Read more Marcoux (Don Quichotte) and Lucine Fugère (Sancho Panza). The subject, from Cervantes's masterpiece, had been versified by the young and extravagant writer Jacques Le Lorrain. The story is quite different from that of Miguel de Cervantes's hero, appearing, rather, as a self-portrait of the poet himself: the knight becomes a model of virtue, of generosity, driven by lofty ideals Dulcinée, from maid in an inn becomes a woman of the world. Massenet, who, despite the difficult period he was going through, conceived a rich score, full of verve and maturity. Read less

Works on This Recording

Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Plamen Papazikov (Tenor), Ventselav Anastasov (Baritone), Silvia Teneva (Mezzo Soprano),
Tsveta Sarambelieva (Soprano), Rositsa Pavlova-indzheva (Soprano), Krasimir Dinev (Tenor),
Alexander Georgiev (Voice)
Conductor:  Francesco Rosa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia National Opera Chorus,  Sofia National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; France 

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